Events

LAUNCH: Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition

02/16/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle ... Read More

HerStory: A Celebration of Black Female Artists

02/11/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Leadership and Arts Coalition partnered with artist Jahné Brown to curate an hour online event that displays the work of black women. HerStory, is the brain-child of the artist Jahné Brown. The idea originated from the focus of ... Read More

Ida B. the Queen The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

02/11/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the ... Read More

Virtual Computer Basics: Safety and Security on the Internet

02/11/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a virtual learning opportunity as we explore the basics of Safety and Security on the Internet.  Learn how to navigate reputable sites, avoid scams and stay safe online.  This class is limited to ten participants. ... Read More

Between the Lines: FOUR HUNDRED SOULS

02/09/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. Ibram X. Kendi along with co-editor, award-winning historian Keisha N. Blain, assembled 90 writers to consider the 400-year journey of ... Read More

Virtual Book Club: Orange World

02/08/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Orange World by Karen Russell. Attendees will be given complementary access to Karen Russell’s Ten Evenings lecture on ... Read More

AW Studio Sessions: Gerald Veasley and Carol Riddick

02/04/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so ... Read More

Hill District Community Meeting

02/04/2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for the FIRST quarterly #HillDistrict Community Meeting of 2021 on Thur., Feb. 4th at 5:30 PM! Check the flyer for critical agenda items + view the details of the development proposal that is presenting at https://hilldistrict.org/ ... Read More

Lit Fridays

01/29/2021 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom ... Read More

August Wilson African American Cultural Center Presents an MLK Celebration - Poetry Unplugged

01/15/2021 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The fifth annual Poetry Unplugged is a night of spoken word and music featuring artists from around the country using the life and work of Martin Luther King as inspiration. This year Poetry Unplugged will be a virtual night of TRUTH and ... Read More